The Delaware Veterinary Medical Association, your exclusive advocate on the legislative and regulatory issues that impact your practice, is in need of your support to reach an important goal. This goal will help you, our members, our clients, and our patients. It will support those legislators and friends of DVMA.
Since our fundraising efforts began in 2017, the PAC fund has collected over $10,000 in donations from DVMA members. While this has been a great start, we need more member participation in support of the DVMA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Our 2023 goal is to raise $10,000 for the DVMA PAC. Can we count on your support?
Our Association, to be effective and “tell our story” to the members of the Assembly and even Administration of Delaware, must raise PAC funds to support these efforts. Your financial donation allows our Government Relations Committee (GRC) the tools needed to actively engage and support legislators key to our legislative interests. While PAC dollars are not the only way to support candidates for office, it is a critical tool to keep us and our profession relevant in the eyes of our policy makers.
DVMA hosts an annual Legislative Reception exclusively for its members and members of the General Assembly.
This year’s event will be held at Frazier’s Restaurant on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm. There is no cost for DVMA members and members of the General Assembly and their staff to attend. Save the date – invitations will be sent in April.
We continue to increase our presence with legislators with regular visits to Legislative Hall, attending various fundraising events for individual legislators, and DVMA’s Annual Legislative Reception for members of the General Assembly each spring.
This remains a critical issue for our Association. Virtually every conversation we have with legislators includes a discussion about the importance of continued funding for Delaware residents attending veterinary college. We are determined to maintain funding of the contract seats currently in place at both Oklahoma State and University of Georgia.
DVMA continues to foster relationships with colleagues in both the Office of Animal Welfare and the Delaware Department of Agriculture through regular meetings and collaboration on key issues.
As a member of our veterinary professional community, each and every one of us has a powerful voice in the direction of and protection of our profession. Our state is small enough that face-to-face conversations matter. The small size of our profession means that we need to have a unified voice to promote effective change and protect our professional integrity. I enjoy participating in the process by being involved in DVMA’s Government Relations Committee and helping to educate the legislation and general public about our profession and its needs.”
Jeffrey Bowersox, DVM, DACVO
Veterinary Ophthalmology of Delmarva
Our Association, to be effective and “tell our story” to members of the Assembly and even the Administration of Delaware, must raise PAC funds to support these efforts. Your financial donations allows our Government Relations Committee to support our elected officials in the Assembly by supporting their campaigns. While PAC dollars are not the only way to support candidates for office, it is a critical tool to keep us and our profession relevant in the eyes of the policy makers.
A yearly investment of $50 per member puts your Association in a strong position of supporting our friends and advancing our issues.